This question was recently a subject of conversation on the Quiltville Open Studio Facebook page. And you know me. I can't leave well enough alone. I mean, the question is valid. Is there really a difference between what we buy in the Quilt Shops compared to what we buy in the Chain Stores such as… Continue reading Quilt Shop Quality -vs- Chain Store Quality Quilt Fabric, Is there really a difference?
Fabric!!! A trip to Portland would not have been complete without a visit to some of their famous fabric stores, right? Here is Fabric Depot! I didn't know what to expect before getting there. Their website says they are in a building that covers more than an acre so just saying THAT I'm impressed and… Continue reading Fabric Depot!
I had ordered some fabric from Hawthorn Threads last week because I contacted my so now totally famous sister in law for some of her fabrics that might work in a One Block Wonder quilt. She actually had to locate someone that still had this line in their inventory! Fortunately, Hawthorn Threads had the two prints I… Continue reading Just How Does 17 Yards Of Fabric Get Stuffed Into a Mailer?
Hi Readers! I'm a Mood fabrics shopper and as such receive their emails they send out each week. Today in my in box was the announcement of the Mood Sewing Network featuring their hand-picked selection of 9 bloggers. Does everyone think this is a great idea? Or are you like me and have a twinge of… Continue reading Is It Just Me Or Does This Alter Your Mood Too?
If you’ve ever been to Mood in NYC then this L.A. version will give you a little sense that you are home. I wanted to come and visit the store for several reasons. Curiosity being the first one, you know. Was this shop as big as the one in New York? It’s not but there… Continue reading A Sewer Can’t Go Through L.A. Without A Mood Stop!
A few really interesting things happened last night that I'm dying to share with you all. First is my most amazing fabric purchasing experience at Hobby Lobby. I wanted to stop into Hobby Lobby to get some Christmassy Fabric to go around the base of our tree. For some reason we are on a wild… Continue reading A Tale of Two Fabrics…err Two Stores?…err Two Fabric Cutters?
Don't dare think a trip to Northern California wouldn't include a visit to Britex in San Francisco. On Thursday we travelled down the 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge and into the heart of San Francisco. I don't know what it is about this town but I tend to get a little tense while driving… Continue reading A visit to Britex, San Fran
Well it has been a busy few weeks for me and I'm going to need to do a few posts just to get it all in. In April I went to the 2009 edition of the International Quilt Festival...so I'll need to do a post on that when I get a chance. There were some… Continue reading From the Prairie to the Last Frontier to the Crossroads of America, a busy May!
When Fabrics by Dyllis closed last year I was pretty sad. You know, it is a very traumatic event for fashion sewers when a reliable resource goes out of business! Tragic I say! It was this cute little shop that had amazing fabrics! Well, about two months ago a friend of mine told me about… Continue reading Introducing ‘The Fabric Divas’ – a new find!
Hello friends, On Saturday I decided to get a reading on the local quilt shops, shop for some fabric and all around just wanted to get out and see what's changed. I like to do this every once in a while just to get some inspiration and also to take the temperature in the local… Continue reading Quilt Hop Day – NW Chicago